Goal Australia brings you all the news you may have missed from the A-League, the Socceroos and the Aussies in action around the football worldGlory narrow coaching shortlist
Perth Glory have reduced their list of possible new head coaches to two candidates, with an appointment to made in the next two weeks. Interim boss Kenny Lowe has been considered as a permanent appointment, but it is not known if he is still in the running.
Santalab-Abbas hearing to resume in April
The FFA disciplinary hearing into Western Sydney player Brendan Santalab's alleged verbal abuse of Ali Abbas will resume on April 3.
Taggart plots playoff upsets
Newcastle Jets striker Adam Taggart believes his team is capable of causing a few surprises if they seal a berth in the finals.
"We know if we make the top six we've actually got a good chance of making it a lot further than what people would think," he said.
"Those top sides find it extremely hard to beat us and come the finals I don't see why it would be any different."
Mariners favourites for GF rematch
Eddy Bosnar says Central Coast have the advantage going into their Grand Final re-match against Western Sydney on Saturday.
"Wanderers' game is very similar to us, with a strong defensive block but being at home should make us favourites," he said.
"We are definitely flying under the radar - and that's a good place to be right now with only three rounds left."
Ognenovski defends Qatar spell
Sydney FC centre-back Sasa Ognenovski has stood by his decision to play at Qatari club Umm Salal, claiming he sharpened his skills up against some top-quality attackers.
"You're coming up against players like Raul, Djibril Cisse, Nene, Dagano week-in week-out. There's plenty of quality," Ognenovski told FourFourTwo.
"For me, every game was a good test because I was coming face to face with decent players. I look back on my experience positively."
Farina wary of Victory
Ognenovski's coach Frank Farina doesn't expect any residual benefit from his team's thumping 5-0 win over Melbourne Victory earlier this season when the teams meet on Saturday night.
"Previous results don't really count for anything," he said.
"Psychologically, maybe, but they'll be fired up, particularly after we beat them down there last time, so I'm expecting a very difficult match."
Mulvey rejects calls to rotate
Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey has ruled out resting German playmaker Thomas Broich despite sealing the Premier's Plate last weekend.
"Players like Broich thrive on continuous football," he said.
"He's like a Rolls-Royce. Once he gets going in a nice rhythm, he is very hard to stop."
Heart want to keep Behich
Melbourne heart coach John van 't Schip is keen to keep left-back Aziz Behich when his loan deal from Bursaspor expires at the end of the season.
"If there's a way that we can keep him then we will do everything to try to keep him, but that depends a lot on what Aziz wants and what the club in Turkey wants."